Sunday Prep 10/10 - $ES/$SPY Pullbacks are Still Opportunities

CME_MINI:ES1!   S&P 500 E-mini Futures
It’s very important to always identify which timeframes we are extended on and which ones we are not. I do this by asking if we are extended from the 20sma or are we right on it? If we are far away from the 20sma, to me that signals that we are extended on that timeframe. It's pretty obvious on the monthly timeframe we are extended. Yes, there is substantial downside if we were to lose the weekly timeframe’s trend.
But a quick glance at the weekly chart and it becomes apparent that we are NOT extended on this timeframe. In fact, this pullback we’ve seen over the last few weeks has really just been a pullback INTO the weekly 20sma. So I’m interested if we can start to hold in these areas, start to set a base, and possibly see some narrowing of the range as we get ready to make our next move, either back towards highs or another leg down.
Now switching to the daily chart, you can see the nuances of what's happening under the hood. Obviously pops into 20d & 50d are acting as resistance. Until we break above those levels, we may still find a lot of overhead supply on the other names as the market is pushing into these levels. We already kind of rejected the 50d. I’d like to see a pullback and see buyers step in before we test last week’s lows. That 4300 area would be a great area to see pullbacks start to find buyers and see if we can put in some higher lows. But if we come down and test the annual pivot and last week’s lows, I would still expect those levels to act as support.

So pullbacks are still opportunities for me to look to get long on strong names. If we push back above certain levels and then if we start to pullback and base, then I will start to look for even more bullish setups. If for whatever reason we extend straight up without really having any major pullback, maybe into 4470 (monthly pivot & recent congestion on the daily chart). Then I will look for shorting names that are extended and those which are pushing into levels of resistance. Right above that you have a quarterly pivot at 4490 and the 4500 psychological levels.

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